US President Trump arrives in Singapore for historic Trump-Kim summit

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would know within a minute whether something good will come of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, which he described as a "mission of peace".

The only logical explanation for Rodman's visit to Singapore would have to do with the fact that he has been closely associated with Jong Un and Trump in the past.

According to National Security Council spokesman Robert Palladino, President Trump intends to meet one on one with Kim.

Authorities have beefed up security around the hotels where Trump and Kim (Saint Regis) will be staying in central Singapore.

And based on the tweets that Trump sent Monday morning, it doesn't seem like he left his baggage from the first summit at the door.

Washington is demanding the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearistion (CVID) of North Korea. There was no need to.

"We will not be surprised by any scenario", said the official.

"Even the Agreed Framework, we knew it failed in 2002 for sure, but for a long time we thought it was successful", Terry said. However, it can not be the only topic of discussion between Trump and Kim. The only sane reaction is to hope that they do both get along.

Another question is whether Trump will take up the issue of human rights - with North Korea accused of a host of state-sanctioned rights abuse including extrajudicial killing, torture and kidnapping.

Media captionBarbed wire and smuggled crabs: Watching North Korea from China How did they arrive?

Kim and Trump both arrived in Singapore a few hours apart on Sunday.

He was greeted by Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan as he stepped off his plane.

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Trump has sought to lower expectations for the summit in recent days, suggesting that it would be the start of a lengthy process to get Pyongyang to begin dismantling its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Kim Yo Jong, the North Korean leader's sister, arrived aboard that jet.

Mr Kim was driven to the city centre on Sunday in a stretch Mercedes-Benz limousine accompanied by a convoy of more than 20 vehicles.

The meeting comes on the eve of a historic summit between Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

The KCNA report was unusual in its clarity, mentioning the "historic first summit meeting and talks" between Kim and Trump.

The US president vowed to unleash "fire and fury" if Pyongyang kept threatening the US.

Instead of "rocket man", Trump has been calling Kim a "very honorable" man.

In return, Mr Kim called him "mentally deranged" and a "dotard".

Commenting for the first time on the agenda, North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency said the two sides would exchange "wide-ranging and profound views" to re-set relations.

Pyongyang has said it is willing to deal away its entire nuclear arsenal if the United States provides it with reliable security assurances and other benefits. This summit will not achieve instant peace, denuclearisation, friendship, joint military exercises, booming trade, regular summits or any of these wonderful goals.

In March, Trump surprised the world by accepting an invitation from Kim to meet in person. Why only potentially? That's because these two world leaders are not, strictly speaking, known to be very diplomatic - that is to say that they are in no manner of speaking, known to be very diplomatic at all.

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